Should i take lexapro in the morning or at night

Common Questions and Answers about Should i take lexapro in the morning or at night


Avatar f tn I would, unless you've tried it by now, give it a shot. Also if your still having these probs, after 5 days thats kinda a long time to still be having those probs, you might want to try something else. Ive had similar experiences with anti depressants makin things worse, actually alot of people have. Paxil worked great didnt make me nervous or anything, however the side effect of fatigue and sleepyness were too much so i had to stop.
Avatar m tn Maybe the Lexapro is starting to work. My anxiety seems to be at its highest in the morning as soon as i wake up. I take the Lexapro at 9 am everyday, maybe i should take it at night. Any ideas?
Avatar n tn I take it night right before bed. I'm not sure if it's better to take it in the morning or at night. AFter reading about all these side effects, I'm staring to get pretty scared. I have GAD and severe panic disorder. I have never been on meds before. I guess I'm expecting a miracle. Should I not hold my breath?
Avatar f tn I don't know the dose of the passionflower (the label has fallen off the bottle) but I got it at the health food store and she only takes one capsule once in awhile if she can't get to sleep. She drinks a tea with passionflower in it called Nighty Night sometimes before bed. She has tried wheatgrass that is reccomended by some for energy but it just seemed to make it harder for her to sleep.
458072 tn?1291418786 I have taken cipralex in the past (the Canadian equivalent to Lexapro) and I had no problems on it at all. I'm thinking, actually, that I could use some more of that great drug! This diagnosis and the treatment has been very difficult for me, and I think it would be helpful in getting over the "hump".
Avatar f tn I take .50 Klonopin in the morning w/ my 40 mg of Paxil (not a fan of this ssri). I'm busy taking care of my son in the am, dropping him off at the in laws, and then heading to work so being busy does help. On occasion I take half of my Klonopin at night to help as prescribed. I stay away from Xanax because it's short acting and the Klonopin does the same thing but lasts longer. Management of medication and seeing a therapist has helped most.
Avatar n tn in my opinion, run as fast as you can away from this drug. i ended up in the hospital thinking i was having a heart attack from it, jaw pain, high blood pressure, severe weekness. all the tests they did said i was fine. then i started doing my own research on this drug, i could'nt believe the stories i was hearing, all like mine. and the earaches were horrible. i weened myself off of it and it was a night mare. lots of people say this drug works for them but for me it was terrible. take care.
1330182 tn?1279819500 It's my understanding that anti-depressant/anxiety meds take at least 1-2 weeks to build up in your system so I would suggest that in the mean time take the klonopin to 'take the edge off'. You can always call your doc or even your pharmacist to be sure & they can offer the best advice on your meds.
Avatar n tn After reading up on it I have found that this medication may make you tired. So, I was just wondering if I should take this at night or in the morning?
Avatar f tn I have been on lexapro for a month, and i am seeing some help with depression and anxiety, but the problem is that I take it (10mg) in the morning around 8am and dont feel the effects until at least 3 hrs later. Should i be taking it at night so that i can get up happier in the morning? I have been missing work and school just because i dont want to get up in the morning. But i dont want to start taking it at night if it makes it wear off by the next day.
Avatar n tn 5 might work for you, only experience can tell. You also might take the lexapro in the morning if you are not already doing that. that may help you with the sleep pattern since lexapro seems to have a stimulant effect.
Avatar f tn Hi Scotty I take Lexapro and have never had that sensation .How much are you taking ? I know I had to cutback at first becaue of that amp ! feeling..Its a good antidepressant as it is one of the mild ones and I believe it targets only two SRI `s instead of three like Efexor or paxil . I agree with ACG33 that it may at first make you a little more anxious .Hang in there ! Do you have any klonipin or Xannax ?
Avatar n tn Now, im off benzodiazepines, but still have the side effects, which i can handle them, like a bit of dizziness, some pain in legs sometimes and some kind of mania (like watching again and again the door for checking that its closed). But i dont know if i have some damage in my brain because of the DANGEROUS withdrawal effects i had (and still have). I know im not the same as before, because my whole body and mind is not at 100% as before.
Avatar n tn I have been to countless numbers of doctors that have done everything from x-rays to MRIs and beyond and have found nothing that could be causing the pain. To my dismay, I discovered in the fine print of the Lexapro adverse reactions pamplet that it can cause myalgia. My psychiatrist casually told me to taper off of it for a number of days. I did and the results were horrifiying. I have been through tons of symptoms...
969557 tn?1314374214 The last thing I think before I am falling asleep is that I'm hoping not to wake in the morning, and I actually start crying when I do. Just tried calling my dr. Thought I should ask for some AD's or something, or just talk, but she was on a vacation. Anyway it would feel silly to start taking AD's, now that TX is over. I should probably just wait it out, but I seriously can't take this anymore. Another reason for not to start using AD's is that they won't work untill 6 weeks anyway.
Avatar n tn My question is, does the tiredness go away? Or, should I take the pill in the evening, would that help? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn ' I have had very positive experiences with meds like Zoloft and Lexapro, but remember they can take a good month for you to feel the benefits of it. Whenever I start, stop, or adjust the dosage of a med like Zoloft or Lexapro, I notice some side effects, but they usually subside in a couple of weeks. I also believe that medication is only part of the answer. I believe that the most important step is going through counseling.
Avatar m tn I'm on Lexapro myself and found that it made me tired during the day so I take it at night now and things are a little better. My Dr said that was fine. How long have you been on this med? Many times we get the start up side effects and they get better after awhile.
Avatar n tn Fine through the day but at the end of the day, when i'm lying back watching TV my left eye starts to get heavy and wants to close. When I wake in the night or in the morning I have to pull my eyelid up to open. Once my eyes are open they seem to be fine for the rest of the day. I had a small stroke about a year ago and have been taking asprin and blood pressure medicine.
404138 tn?1308945256 My doc said just as needed I really didnt know if it was ok or not to take one in the morning and one in the evening....just didnt want to over do it seeing this is only going on my almost 3rd week but ive only taken it a select number of times sooo im hoping it helps with the panic attacks. Thanks for the responses. & the article!
Avatar f tn I just started taking mine before bed beginning today. I notice that when I take it in the morning, within an hour or two I can go back to sleep. So, today I held off and I just took it a while ago. I'll let you know how it works.
Avatar n tn I do notice it makes me tired if I take it in the morning. So I take it at night and I fall asleep right away I am so much more confident, happy even though I am But really I don;t eat any more than i should. My body is happy and healthy from Lexapro. Good Luck, and I hope I helped.
Avatar m tn I finally said enough I can't do this and got off the lexapro. It was the best decision I had made. We all react to different medicines in different ways. I tried this testing that showed me my drug reactions and I found out I was at risk for extreme side effects to lexapro. I feel you should try it is the nausea really affects you.
Avatar m tn I went back to taking the 10mg Lexapro the next night but still am having problems staying asleep 5 days later.
Avatar n tn If it doesn't make you sleepy, have you tried taking it in the morning or at lunch and see if that makes a difference. I take Remeron now but was on Effexor for 4 months before that. I started taking it in the morning and did well but was still having breakthrough anxiety. Then I decided to take it at night and also at lunch, and taking it both of those times, I had a lot more breakthrough anxiety so I just ended up taking it in the morning all the time.
869879 tn?1239663909 Anyway, one of the two is helping. I take the abilify at night as I was waking up with anxiety attacks. ( forgot to mention I also suffer from anxiety, as well). I notice an increase in energy from the abilify. Hope this helps. Talk with you pdoc about it.
Avatar f tn I would still be care though, but maybe you will be one of the lucky ones and not have any problems. I hope you do well on the Lex. Did he tell you to take it in the morning or at night? Just curious, I have been taking my effexor in the morning and lex at lunch but gradually have been taking it later in the day to see how I do at night. Most of these AD's keep me awake at night but some say Lex helps them sleep. Guess time will tell. Let me know how it goes and Good Luck!
5342561 tn?1366668482 Hi sunny, so far, I feel the Lexapro is starting to work as last night I actually had an appetite for the first time in over 2 or 3 weeks. Should I be worried about the 20mg? My sister used to take Lexapro a few years ago and she said it helped her too, until like you, it pooped out. cnote- I'm happy to hear that you are no longer needing to take meds. I was dreading taking AD, but the xanax was just a band aid and my Dr. convinced me to try AD's.
709686 tn?1277435759 Started Lexapro on Thursday at 10mgs per day. I took the first tab at 6am Thursday and did not feel anything until 6pm that night. Started feeling jittery, shakey and a little "out of body." The last one kinda scared me. Friday morning I woke up feeling somewhat rested but still a little foggy and took another 10mg tab. Friday went pretty good..I was actually shocked at how well I felt. Today is a different story.
1302779 tn?1287408629 same feeling weird feeling over my body hard to explain. I take my lex in the morning and the .25 klonopin shortly after. I too feel like wanting just benzo till i get to a better place!